By now we all know about metabolisms and how dreadful the thought is to think that ours might stand in the way of that dream physique. Well, here are 3 simple and very effective ways to kick start your fat burning engine.


EXERCISE


I know this sounds almost too simple, but you will be shocked if to know how many individuals reading this probably don’t exercise at all, or when they do they actually end up wasting their time. In order to ensure your metabolism is firing on all cylinders, you need to try and work out at least 3-4 times per week, as exercise can help release a variety of hormones that can help increase your metabolism, and exercising at higher intensities can help boost your metabolism even further.


WEIGHT TRAIN


I had to add this one for the ladies, because I’m pretty sure most of them considered only doing some cardio and abs when they read the tip above. In order to turn your body into a fat burning machine on autopilot, you will need to add more lean muscle. When you do for some the scale might read the same, however your body composition (fat vs lean muscle) is changing so the scale might say the same but I can assure you that lean muscle has taken the place of some blubber which is exactly what you want, let me explain why. Muscle is a lot more metabolic than fat, 500grams of muscle can burn anything between 5 – 6 calories per day at rest. This means that if you have 50 kilograms of lean muscle your body, your body can easily burn up to 600 calories on autopilot without you having to do a thing, and this is why it’s so important to weight train.


EAT MORE


For some of you this might not make any sense at the moment, however hear me out. When you consume food, your body needs to ensure that it gets broken down and that the nutrients are all sent to the right places, this whole process needs fuel (energy or calories) in order to run. This is the main reason you need to make sure you eat nutrient dense foods like quality carbohydrates, lean proteins, healthy fats and vegetables and fruits. By eating junk meals (empty calories) you won’t be getting any of these benefits. So if you stick to healthy, nutrient dense foods, you can help ensure your body keeps burning calories during the day.


I know what you are thinking, how is adding calories and burning them going to lead burning fat, won’t it just balance out? Not necessarily. You see some food sources can actually help burn more calories just by digesting them, then by eating them, and these foods sources include most vegetables.



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